Thursday, October 8, 2015
Purple Ginger out, Kin Asian Bistro is in on East 6th Street
[Photo by Andrew T. Foster]
Purple Ginger, which served a variety of classic Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes at 507 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B, is no more.
EVG reader/Purple Ginger regular Andrew T. Foster told us the other day that the family who ran the place the past three-plus years sold the business to a company with several Chinese/Thai fusion places in Long Island City.
Per Andrew: "Too bad. The family who ran Purple Ginger was really cool and the food was great."
And just like that the new signage is up for Kin Asian Bistro...
The restaurant wasn't open for the day when we stopped by, so we didn't get a chance to take a look at the menu. The owners are on this month's CB3/SLA committee meeting docket for a new liquor license. However, this item will not be heard before the committee.
According to the questionnaire (PDF!) on file at the CB3 website, Kin Asian Bistro's hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday … until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.